Queen Award for Flood Volunteers Congratulations to 3 Devon based recipients of Queens Award for Voluntary Service This unique UK national honour was created by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. It has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals. Amongst the 193 well deserving recipients of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for 2016 were three Devon based organisations. Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau for providing advice and information for clients and their families to help them resolve their problems Great Torrington Cavaliers for raising money for charity and good causes through high profile public events Shaldon and Ringmore Flood Defence Volunteers for ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken to protect their community from flooding Congratulations and keep up the great work! For a full list of Queens Award for Voluntary Services recipients 2016 visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/queens-award-for-voluntary-service-recipients-2016 If you know one or even more voluntary groups who you think deserve recognition, please consider making or encouraging a nomination: www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service or by calling 020 7271 6206 or, for local help and guidance, please call the Devon Lieutenancy Office on 01392 383042. Article from DeVA Image from Google Earth Visit our Devon Community Resilience Forum for advice and support.